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bucket shop

n. an unofficial and usually illegal betting operation in which the prices of stocks and commodities are posted and the customers bet on the rise and fall of prices without actually buying stock, commodities, or commodity futures. Bucket shops are seldom seen today since there are many opportunities to gamble legally on the stock and commodities markets.

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Which, in English, means there is a 1 in 300 chance that it was your tax money that was sent to pay off the bookie at the bucket shop.
Most of the bucket shops died with the Stock Market Crash of 1929.
A 10,000-square-foot addition has enabled the Bucket Shop, a Timmins-based manufacturer and repairer of excavation equipment, to expand not only its shop space, but its workforce, capabilities and coverage area.
When I worked a summer on an airline in Gatwick, a fellow stewardess took great pleasure in dismissing the passengers as the bucket shop brigade who saved for their one package holiday a year.
Of the smaller stocks, online bucket shop and former stock market darling Lastminute.
The main news of the morning was provided by online bucket shop and former stock market darling lastminute.
The cost-conscious and more adventurous can do considerably better through bucket shop deals.
There was a delayed reaction for online bucket shop Lastminute.
Online auction house QXL Ricardo, bucket shop lastminute.
Long-suffering investors in online bucket shop lastminute.